Writers are the engineers of human souls.
A single death is a tragedy; a million deaths is a statistic.
...[I]ron discipline does not preclude but presupposes criticism and contest of opinion within the Party. Least of all does it mean that discipline must be 'blind'. On the contrary, iron discipline does not preclude but presupposes conscious and voluntary submission, for only conscious discipline can be truly iron discipline.
Education is a weapon, whose effect depends on who holds it in his hands and at whom it is aimed.
Mankind is divided into rich and poor, into property owners and exploited; and to abstract oneself from this fundamental division; and from the antagonism between poor and rich means abstracting oneself from fundamental facts.
If any foreign minister begins to defend to the death a 'peace conference', you can be sure his government has already placed its orders for new battleships and airplanes.
History shows that there are no invincible armies.
When we hang the capitalists they will sell us the rope we use.
It is enough that the people know there was an election. The people who cast the votes decide nothing. The people who count the votes decide everything.
The people who cast the votes don't decide an election, the people who count the votes do.
Education is a weapon whose effects depend on who holds it in his hands and at whom it is aimed.
A sincere diplomat is like dry water or wooden iron.
If the opposition disarms, well and good. If it refuses to disarm, we shall disarm it ourselves.
The Pope? How many divisions has he got?
Gratitude is a sickness suffered by dogs.
Ideas are more powerful than guns. We would not let our enemies have guns, why should we let them have ideas.
The writer is the engineer of the human soul.
Gaiety is the most outstanding feature of the Soviet Union.
You cannot make a revolution with silk gloves.
We don't let them have ideas. Why would we let them have guns?